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Overview

Cooking Vacations Amalfi Coast

Unavailable in 2023.

Your amazing Amalfi Coast culinary vacation will take place at the renowned restaurant and relais of Don Alfonso, located in the charming town of Sant Agata sui due Golfi, between the bay of Naples and the bay of Sorrento. This Relais and Chateaux property and Michelin honored “1890 Restaurant” are of the highest quality and known worldwide. Your home during your cooking holiday in Italy is a place of elegance and beauty nestled in the small, charming town, with just eight elegant and luxurious suites and junior suites, abundant gardens and flowers, situated around a lovely pool. And, imagine, there are 40 service people between the restaurant and relais to take care of your every need and desire during our deluxe cooking vacations.

This is a truly rarified experience with incredible top-level service. The wine cellar must be mentioned, as it is unique not only for its extensive collection of some of the greatest wines in the world, but also for the rooms that house them. The cellar descends vertically (and, yes, it is a challenging walk down and up!) from vaults with origins into the Roman era. The value and scope of the wines in the cellar is astonishing.

The cuisine of Don Alfonso is based on the principles of Mediterranean style, which you will explore during your hands-on cooking lessons. The origins of the cuisine are steeped in the traditions of the Campania region, combined with the creative interpretation of the Iaccarino family. They bring a contemporary ethos by using not only extra virgin olive oil, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh fish or low fat meats, but also incorporating the most up-to-date cooking techniques. But the essential building blocks of the cuisines is the availability of the highest quality raw materials. They have dedicated themselves to producing their own fruits and vegetables, olive oil and lemon liqueur on their own farm near the restaurant.

Our Amalfi Coast cooking vacations at Don Alfonso are truly among the most special experiences we offer!


Latest Review

We gave this trip 5 stars
Theodore & Sandra
FL
Trip taken September 2021
Had a fabulous dinner at Don Alfonso’s last night and have our first class this morning. One on one with the chef as we were the only ones in the class today…….what a treat!!!! Learned a lot - and ate a lot. What more can you ask for. This place and the room/terrace are as AWESOME as you described. Thanks for making this happen.

Highlights of our Luxury Cooking Vacations on the Amalfi Coast

Our luxury cooking vacations at Don Alfonso are among our favorites, as they combine a truly deluxe experience with a friendly atmosphere that will make you feel like you are one of the family. Highlights of our cooking vacations Amalfi Coast at Don Alfonso include:

  • hands-on cooking classes with a team of Michelin-star chefs
  • deluxe accommodations at a boutique luxury hotel
  • foodie tours to a pasta maker and cheese maker
  • a visit of the family farm
  • two exception dining experiences at the Michelin-Star restaurant

Don Alfonso Michelin-Star Cooking Tour Itinerary

A sample day-by-day itinerary for our cooking vacations on the Amalfi Coast at the amazing Don Alfonso follow, but we can also customize the culinary vacation to suit your tastes. If you would like additional nights, tours, or dinners, please let us know. 

Day One

  • Arrival at the relais and check into your accommodation.
  • Dinner tonight on your own. (Two dinners are included during the itinerary and can be scheduled for any night Wednesday through Sunday.)

Pool at the relais


Day Two

  • Following breakfast, meet for your first cooking class around 9:30 am.
  • After an introduction to the cooking philosophy of Don Alfonso, a class will follow on the preparation of seasonal vegetables, with a tasting at the end of the lesson.
  • This afternoon will include a visit to the farm owned and operated by the Iaccarino family for the opportunity to see the fresh products that are grown exclusively for use in the restaurant.
  • Evening free.

The famous chefs of Don Alfonso 1890


Day Three

  • Breakfast, then your Amalfi Coast cooking vacation proceeds with your next cooking class from about 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, based on fish selection and preparation.
  • A tasting will follow.
  • In the afternoon, a visit to a pasta factory to see how traditional regional pasta is made.
  • Evening free.

Restaurant kitchen on the Amalfi Coast


Day Four

  • Breakfast, followed by a visit to an artisanal mozzarella cheese producer to see how this wonderful local cheese is made.
  • On your return, around 11:30 am, a cooking lesson on homemade pasta, with a tasting to follow.
  • Evening free.

Sweets at Don Alfonso


Day Five

  • Breakfast followed by a cooking lesson on the selection and preparation of meats.
  • Tasting to follow.
  • Free time to relax in the afternoon.
  • Evening free.

Sous Chef Nicola teaching cooking classes at Don Alfonso 1890.


Day Six

  • Breakfast, followed by your final cooking lesson of your cooking vacation in Italy, which will focus on Neapolitan pastry.
  • Tasting to follow.
  • Evening free.

Day Seven

  • Breakfast and check out.

A sample itinerary for our 4-night cooking vacations on the Amalfi Coast at Don Alfonso follow, but we can also customize the cooking vacation to suit your tastes. If you would like additional nights, tours, or dinners, please let us know. 

Day One

  • Arrival at the relais and check into your accommodation.
  • Dinner tonight on your own. (Two dinners are included during the itinerary and can be scheduled for any night Wednesday through Sunday.)

Don Alfonso Relais & Chateau


Day Two

  • Following breakfast, meet for your first cooking class around 9:30 am.
  • After an introduction to the cooking philosophy of Don Alfonso, a class will follow on the preparation of seasonal vegetables, with a tasting at the end of the lesson.
  • This afternoon will include a visit to the farm owned and operated by the Iaccarino family for the opportunity to see the fresh products that are grown exclusively for use in the restaurant.
  • Evening free.

Picking vegetables in the chef's garden


Day Three

  • Breakfast and your next cooking class from about 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, based on fish selection and preparation.
  • A tasting will follow.
  • In the afternoon, a visit to a pasta factory to see how traditional regional pasta is made.
  • Evening free.

Chefs at work in the restaurant kitchen


Day Four

  • Breakfast, followed by a visit to an artisanal mozzarella cheese producer to see how this wonderful local cheese is made.
  • On your return, around 11:30 am, a cooking lesson on homemade pasta, with a tasting to follow.
  • Evening free.

Day Five

  • Breakfast and check out.

Amalfi Coast Cooking Vacations at Don Alfonso Trip Details

Included in the 6-Night Amalfi Coast Cooking Vacations

Accommodations

6 nights accommodation in luxurious junior suite

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 tasting lunches
  • 2 dinners at ‘Don Alfonso 1890’
  • Local wine included with all included meals

Classes & Instructors

Your 5 hands on cookery classes (or 3 classes for the 4-night itinerary) are in the beautiful teaching kitchen, a colorful and inviting space outfitted with every necessity and modern convenience.
Class themes vary seasonally but might include:

  • seasonal vegetables
  • fish selection and preparation
  • homemade pasta and sauces
  • selection and preparation of meat dishes
  • Neapolitan desserts

Excursions

  • Visit to the Iaccarino family farm
  • Visit to a pasta factory
  • Mozzarella cheese demonstration

Transfer Details

  • Arrival and departure transfers are not included but can be arranged for an additional cost. Please inquire for details.

Miscellaneous

  • Visit of the magnificent, thousand-year-old wine cellar

Included in the 4-Night Amalfi Coast Cooking Vacations

Accommodations

4 nights accommodation in luxurious junior suite

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 tasting lunches
  • 2 dinners at ‘Don Alfonso 1890’
  • Local wine included with all included meals

Classes & Instructors

Your 3 hands on cookery classes are in the beautiful teaching kitchen that was completed in 2008, a colorful and inviting space outfitted with every necessity and modern convenience.

  • seasonal vegetables
  • fish selection and preparation
  • homemade pasta and sauces

Excursions

  • Visit to the Iaccarino family farm
  • Visit to a pasta factory
  • Mozzarella cheese demonstration

Transfer Details

  • Arrival and departure transfers are not included but can be arranged for an additional cost. Please inquire for details.

Miscellaneous

  • Visit of the magnificent, thousand-year-old wine cellar

Accommodation Information

This deluxe Relais & Chateaux property offers a romantic and elegant atmosphere in the small town of Sant-Agata sui Due Golfi. The luxurious eight rooms are decorated with a blend of modern and antique furniture and are situated next to a large garden around a lovely pool. The hotel offers top-level service with 40 service people working both in the Michelin-honored 1890 Restaurant and the hotel.

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Cooking Vacations Amalfi Coast: Pricing & Tour Dates

Find pricing and dates for our Michelin-star cooking vacations at Don Alfonso below, and contact us for availability or to book your trip.



Cooking Vacation Pricing:
April through October

6-Night Culinary Vacation Pricing

US$3775 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$1080 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)
  • Add US$400 per person to upgrade to Suite

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

Arrival and departure transfer priced on request.

Single supplement in suite: please inquire.


Don Alfonso Luxury Cooking Vacations Tour Dates

Our luxury cooking vacations at Don Alfonso are available weekly April through October for a minimum of 1 person. Please note the boutique hotel is small and sells out frequently; inquire with specific dates for up-to-date availability of our Italian cooking vacations at Don Alfonso.

For the 6-night cooking vacation itinerary it is best to arrive on Tuesday.

2023
Closed in 2023. Reopening in 2024.


Cooking Vacation Pricing:
April through October

6-Night Culinary Vacation Pricing

US$2910 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$720 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)
  • Add US$315 per person to upgrade to Suite

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

Arrival and departure transfers priced on request.

Single supplement in suite: please inquire.


Don Alfonso Luxury Cooking Vacations Tour Dates

Our 4-night luxury cooking vacations at Don Alfonso are available April through October for a minimum of 1 person. Please note the boutique hotel is small and availability changes frequently; inquire with specific dates for up-to-date availability of our Amalfi Coast cooking vacations at Don Alfonso.

For our 4-night cooking vacations at Don Alfonso it is best to arrive on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. (Tuesday start dates are posted, please inquire for other start dates.)

2023
Closed for 2023. Reopening in 2024.

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Enjoying dinner at the elegant Don Alfonso 1890 on cooking vacations Amalfi Coast with The International Kitchen.

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